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General News / July 3, 2020

Gemma Dunleavy celebrates the north side in ‘Up De Flats’

General News / July 3, 2020

Gemma Dunleavy celebrates the north side in ‘Up De Flats’

The first single from her new EP is a triumphant ode to the local community.

Hailing from the North side of Dublin Gemma Dunleavy has become one of the capital’s most versatile voices.

Following collaborations with Murlo and Swing Ting she’s released ‘Up De Flats’, the first single from her forthcoming EP celebrating the Sheriff Street community and paying homage to her upbringing on the north side.

The new EP has been created in partnership with Dr Martens Presents. The platform provides support for independent artists, to work on, and present, creative projects otherwise not possible.

In response to the unfair demonisation of her local community, Gemma was inspired to create a project informed by her time working on a documentary that endeavoured to regenerate the Sheriff Street area.

‘Up De Flats’ is a vibrant response to the misguided characterisations of the bubbling community that she emerged from and a love letter to its unmatched spirit.

Gemma’s six track EP will drop on July 10.

Listen below:

Gemma will perform the EP in full at 7pm GMT on July 16 for a Dr. Martens Presents livestream, which will be available via their instagram.